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Yechury, Karat to attend CPM State committee meet
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 AGARTALA, May 18 - In the wake of BJP’s all out efforts to topple the Marxist Government in Tripura, the ruling CPI(M) is all set to revamp its strategy in the two-day State Committee meeting scheduled here on May 20, party sources said here.

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and former party general secretary Prakash Karat are expected to join the all-important State committee meeting, said party State unit secretary Bijan Dhar here.

However, he is against media hype on the presence of party’s two bigwigs – Yechury and Karat. “Presence of central party leaders in a party State committee meeting is not unusual. We want their views on how the party should move towards the 2018 Assembly elections”, he said.

Of late, BJP national president Amit Shah visited the State and held meeting with party’s core committee on the preparation of the upcoming Assembly elections. The party leaders are upbeat over the growing influence of the saffron brigade across the State.

CPI(M) led Left Front, which has been in power since 1993 is well acquainted about the poll strategy of Congress but BJP is new in the State’s political landscape. “All these issues are expected to come up in the CPI(M) State committee meeting and the party will come up with solid decisions on how to foil saffron surge in the State”, said a senior ruling party leader.

“As of now, no alarming situation has arisen in the State even after growing influence of BJP. Yet, we will prepare a well designed strategy to pour water on the BJP’s dream of capturing power in Tripura”, he added.

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